The Diary of Foo Ping-sheung 1945

Foo, Yee-Wah (2014) The Diary of Foo Ping-sheung 1945. Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. ISBN 9789860408379

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This is an original copy (in traditional Chinese characters) of Fu Bingchang's (Foo Ping-sheung) diary, written in Moscow in 1945. The diary contains an introduction and annotations.
Foo Ping-sheung (1896-1965) was born in Foshan, Guangdong. He was sent to St. Stephen’s College in Hong Kong, trained as a civil engineer at Hong Kong University and received honorary Doctor of Laws from HKU. He had been attaché to the delegation of the Canton Constitutional Government to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, secretary to Sun Yatsen 1918-24, governor of Hainan Island 1919-1922, superintendent of Customs and Commissioner for Foreign Affairs at Canton 1922-26, secretary of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and later Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Nationalist Government 1927, director of Customs Administration 1927, member of the Foreign Relations Committee of the National Government, member of the Legislative Yuan and chairman of its Foreign Relations Committee, principal drafter of the Chinese Civil Code 1933-1936, member of the Central Executive Committee 1935. In August 1941 Fu was appointed Political Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, of which post he was relieved in December 1942, when appointed ambassador to the U.S.S.R. in January 1943. After he retired to Paris in 1949 to 1956, he returned to work for Chiang Kaishek as President of the Anti-Corruption Board and Vice President of the Judicial Yuan in Taiwan 1956-1965. This diary records Foo’s third year as ambassador to the U.S.S.R., including his opinion about the reorganization of the world before and after WWII.

Keywords:Fu Bingchang, Second World War, Foo Ping-sheung, Chinese ambassador, Wartime diplomacy, Soviet Russia and WW2, Chinese-Soviet relations, US-Chinese wartime diplomacy, The 1945 Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship and Alliance, Archibald Clark Kerr, Averell Harriman
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V241 Chinese History
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
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Deposited On:03 Jul 2014 09:04

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